Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Good bye fellow bloggers of the EDM 310 persuasion! I had a great time learning that a lot of people are a lot like me and have the same views. It gives me hope that the future will be filled with a lot less george bushes and more free spirit hippies! Yay. I will miss you Mr. Tashbin, you were great dude!

Final Post Ever!!!!!! for this class anyway

1. Making a list and checking it twice.
I learned a lot in this class despite my complaints on how it was set up, but hey you guys warned us that we were in fact Ginny pigs. So here is a list of the things I have learned.
a. Blogging-
which has been beneficial I think. I enjoy reading other peoples blogs!
b. Skype
c. Google Presentations-
This has by far been my most favorite tool I learned how to use in this class. It is easy and free and easy and free.
d. Timetoast timeline- I think this was actually really cool. I got to plot out all the concerts I have been to, and it was awesome
e. Audacity- I like this little program. It is really cool. I like to sing and stuff so I can play it back and see if I really suck or kind of suck.
f. Picasa- I like this one too. I actually use it as my main picture viewer. It is a nifty little thing.

2. Is there anything I wanted to learn, but did not in this class.?

Dr. Strange, I do not think you could have possibly covered anything else in this class. There is not one thing we were not introduced to in this class.

3. What do I want to forget about this class?

TWITTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Delicious. The names alone are annoying, much less the site itself. I do not like twitter because it is the worst of all the social sites, which I hate by the way. You cannot even upload a lot of pictures, which is lame! I downloaded Delicious, and did not even use it. It is just there on my tool bar taking up space.

4. Did this class excite me?
I would not say that. I liked the things that I learned about, but for the most part it was a pain in the but to have new assignments all the time to keep up with. Maybe if we would have had a set schedule.

5. Was this class a challenge?
I think this class was not so much a challenge, just that it was time consuming. If you just simply sit down and do it, it is not hard. It just takes patience to figure things out.

6. Were you bored?
This was not a boring class, I was mostly annoyed.

7. How could you change this class?
I would like to make a few suggestions. First, the projects we do should be grouped together. For instance, the blog portion should last for like two weeks. I know we have to keep a running blog and talk about our assignments, but maybe you could have the little assignments to watch the videos in two or three weeks. The work load would feel lighter even though it wasn't. It is stressful to do all of your other projects along with keeping up with the blog.

8. Am I more technology literate now?
Yes, I think in the end this class helped me. Will I remember it two years from now? I have no idea. The technology will probably have changed vastly by then.

9. How will I improve?
I am hoping to continue blogging and talking with people across the world, I do not know where I will be in two years. I may be dead, who knows. Guess we will see. I take it day by day.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Post 14 Week 15

PLE Blog

Her PLE is way cooler than mine. I think it is a great way to learn and keep up with all your stuff. If the entire education system were converted to this way of learning I may be more apt to be completely technological.

What is my sentence? I passed edm 310 hopefully. I think it is a cool way to think about your life, but honestly, if you can narrow your existance down to one sentence, maybe you need a hobby. I mean unless your sentence is something epic, like "I cured world hunger." How about we come up with a paragraph. Set our goals a little higher. And the whole Am I better than yesterday question, how about lets not live in the past. Maybe you won the lotery yesterday, and today you pissed it away on stupid things. I mean I don't want to go to bed upset because my today self sucks worse than my yesterday self. How about, I will rock harder tomorrow. Yeah I like that. In fact that is my sentence. I will rock harder tomorrow.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Post 13 Week 14

So, we are supposed to blog about something we have learned about edm310. We are supposed to talk about something that relates to edm310. Something that we like about edm310. I have been thinking about this for a while, and all I can come up with is blogging. I hated the idea at first. I do not have a my-face-space-book, and because it was mandatory for this class I now have a twitter, which I loathe. I do not want to know what anyone in existence is doing twenty four seven. I do not care to see their photos of their great party it up weekend, and I really do not care about making the top 8 friends on anyone's friends list. However, blogging is a little different. It allows people to just write what they feel. I think that most people have gotten caught up in how they appear to the world via internet. They create these profiles putting all their good qualities on display; making it easier to hide their flaws. Our flaws are a part of who they are, and they shouldn't be hidden. Blogging is like an online diary, for the world to see. It is like a song. A song is an expression of someone's feelings, well the good ones anyways. Blogging is like song writing for the not so musically inclined. I have not started a personal blog, and I am not sure why. Maybe I will when I can afford internet at my apartment.
This may have sounded like me rambling, and I apologize for that. I hope you can make since of it. I have no voice feed or interesting video to go along with it. I have two jobs, and 16 hours at school-so my time is short. Thanks for reading this even if it was assigned to you by Dr. Strange.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Post 12 Week 13

The Zax

I enjoyed this video. It was a cute, simple way to show us how being stubborn can get you nowhere. The north going zax never got north, and the south going zax never got south. We can see this in everyday life. If you let someone else get in your way, then you will be stuck where you at infinitely. I hope that I never become a zax. The zaxes seemed so consumed with their pride and not backing down that they lost sense of the reason they statred on their journey to begin with.

As for the second video:
I think it is very important to post your work for the world to see. Yes, their are some creeps out there, but you cannot live your life in fear and miss out on the good things. Take singer Kate Vogele for example. Her music was discovered on myspace, and she is a big star now. She has a permanent role on the CW's One Tree Hill, and has two hit records. I wish I could do that. Yay internet.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I have never used skype before this class, but I wish I had known how to use it before hand. My boy friend lived in Los Angelas for a year and it would have been helpful to use. I recently skyped Matt, because he uses it with his mom when she is away on business trips. I really enjoyed using it.